Simple Tips on Installation
Our pavers can be laid by any competent do-it yourself enthusiast. For large projects the best results are obtained by employing competent paving contractors. If you do this yourself take note of the following;
Choose your site carefully taking note of drains, trees and electrical cables
Check heights to make sure that the surface is below floor level and slopes away from the house.
If the ground is firm and well compacted excavate to a depth of approximately 75mm. If the site is soft or not well compacted, excavate a further 50mm and add 50mm of top-course which should be well compacted
Spread a 50mm layer of loose bedding sand over the base. Screed and level.
Set up string lines to guide you for height and line.
Lay pavers carefully following your chosen laying pattern.
N.B. - never use a compactor on the surface of the tiles
Leave a gap of 8-10mm between pavers to accommodate minor size variations and to avoid chipping.
If pavers need to be cut, hire a suitable masonry saw and remember to wear safety equipment.
When all the pavers have been laid, hose them off and allow them to dry thoroughly. Spread pave-lock grouting, mortar pointing or similar to fill the gaps.
Use a sand and cement mix to create a 45degree edge to give the pavers a border where needed and to hold the pavers in place.
Please contact one of our regional producers directly if you need any further assistance.